It’s no secret that Mila and I love to explore. Whether it’s in our backyard or a different country, we love adventure. So, finding a Fountain of Dogs wasn’t too out of the ordinary.
Located at South Main Plaza in Mount Vernon, Ohio, sits 18 dogs all spitting water to a golden bone.
We were in town visiting a plant store and after looking for a place to eat. It was quite eye catching to drive by this… playful fountain. I was surprised Mila didn’t see it.
After dinner, we walked around the block and her eyes got so big as she took in the fountain.
If I hadn’t had a hold of her hand to cross the road, she would’ve ran right up to it. For a little girl who LOVES animals, she was impressed.
Upon further inspection, there was a variety of different dogs. Four you could touch and the rest were in the fountain. But, they all were pining for the golden bone in the middle.
There’s also a cat, horse, and two birds that are around the fountain too. They’re not so interested in the bone.
Around the fountain are plenty of benches and it’s a clean place to just relax.
Honestly, if we lived in Mount Vernon, I could imagine eating lunch here during the summer. It’s beautiful, fun, and quite peaceful.
Although if you’re a toddler… there’s no relaxing.
Mila gave every dog or animal she could get to equal attention. She loved putting her hands in the water and trying to get me wet. We were there for about forty-five minutes and I think she ran and climbed the entire time.
When we had to leave, Mila was heartbroken. I reminded her of the plants in our car and she was happy to get them back home. Before we left, she said goodbye to every dog.
We had to get one last picture too.
It was one of the most unusual fountains I’ve ever seen, but I’m glad I got to see it with Mila.
I plan on going back to the plant place and I’m pretty sure the Fountain of Dogs will be on our list of places to stop, maybe for lunch.
If you’re ever in Ohio and love roadside attractions, the Fountain of Dogs is a cute place to go. No matter your age or if you’re a dog lover or not, it’s something to be seen!
What’s your favorite roadside attraction in your state or beyond? Maybe Mila and I will have to go visit!